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Alma’s Rainbow

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

A coming-of-age dramedy about three Black women living in Brooklyn. Directed by Ayoka Chenzira and called a "gorgeous clarion call for our young Black girls, heralding the community, creativity and confidence that is the pride of our culture” by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the 85 minute '90s film follows teenager Rainbow as she experiences growing […]

$10

BLACK X

Dupont Underground 19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC

This multi-hyphenated event seeks to provide space for Black men to express their journey with mental health, spirituality, and self-identity. Featuring digital artwork from local  artists Malachi E. Robinson, Ke’Shaun […]

$8 – $30

Grease Sing-A-Long

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Our "Summer Nights" may be coming to an end, but there's still time to sing along with Sandy and Danny at this interactive Grease viewing with animated subtitles. And pour one out for Olivia Newton-John.

$13

NINE LIVES: A Night of Drag & Film

Black Cat 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

What's better than drag and film? When you can enjoy both for a damn good cause.  Catch a screening of Amy Oden's short film, Lipstick and Leather, on D.C. alt-drag scene and be dazzled, awed, and titillated by live performances from Jane Saw and Ana Latour (who are both in the film) as well as […]

$15

Double Feature: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

The Runaway 3523 12th St. NE, Washington, DC

Kick off spooky season a lil early with this 1978 parody of B-rate horror films. If, by the name, you assumed Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is about tomatoes becoming sentient and attacking humans, you'd be correct. Catch it at the downstairs bar and seating is limited.

Free

Regency London’s Ton: The Business of Pleasure

Chances are, if you binged the last two seasons of Bridgerton, you've learned of the "Ton," a period in Regency London from the end of January, when Parliament reopened, until July that brought the men into the city to do business while the ladies held grand balls. Historian Julie Taddeo discusses the wealthy families who […]

$20 – $25

Prince George’s County Film Festival

This year's PGFF will once again showcase new works from up-and-coming filmmakers as well as established indie artists. Television, film, and stage actor Chad L. Coleman (The Wire, The Walking Dead) has been named this year's PGFF ambassador. Join him for opening night of the fest at MGM National Harbor, where he'll host a reception […]

$15 – $125

The Last Temptation of Christ

What do Martin Scorsese, David Bowie, Barbara Hershey, and Peter Gabriel have in common? They were all part of Scorsese's 1988 film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Starring Willem Dafoe as Jesus, Harvey Keitel as Judas, and Hershey as Mary Magdalene, the film is an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s novel reimagining an alternate fate for Jesus. […]

$12

March on Washington Film Festival

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the city's March on Washington Film Festival, which celebrates the Black legends of stage and screen who made advancements in the civil rights movement. The five day event includes film screenings, panels, theatrical performances, student competitions, and D.C.'s first-ever VR Equity Lab & Fellowship. Though the event is happening in […]

$19 – $500

CAN I KICK IT? Friday the 13th part VIII: Jason Take Manhattan

Join Shaolin Jazz for a special Halloween-themed edition of their film screening series that's  scored live (scene-by-scene) with a mix of hip-hop, funk, rock, jazz and more mixed by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Of course, this installation of Jason takes the ski mask killer to New York. While at Songbyrd, visit with the creators of the […]

Free